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Banish these three career-killing excuses

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in Leaders & Managers,Management Training

You’d like to work harder and smarter, but you find reasons to slack off. Beware of hiding your poor effort behind these excuses:

1. As much as you’d like to collaborate with your colleagues, you feel that upper management doesn’t practice what it preaches about teamwork. So you conclude, “If they’re not doing it, why should I?”

Solution: Your colleagues and customers are the power brokers of the future. You need to impress them at least as much as you dazzle your company’s honchos.

2. You’d like to propose ambitious projects. But just finding time for doing paperwork and attending meetings keeps you from plotting larger victories.

Solution: Whether anyone realizes it or not, you were hired for your brain. Delegate administrative tasks so that you can add value to your company in a big way.

3. You know that the harder you work, the more work will get dumped on you. So you work more slowly to avoid burning out.

Solution: Work as slowly as a mule and you’ll be treated like a mule. The go-to person is almost always the one who gets plum assignments in the end.

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